The Science of Happiness and…knitting.

I have abandoned my knitting of baby hats in favour of an extremely light shawl for Bruce’s mum who is looking at spending some time in hospital.

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My latest NZ wool baby hats.

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The wool is Peruvian silk-brushed alpaca and it is like knitting a cobweb. You just do garter stitch on a fat needle 10mm. It is quite slippery though. Another advantage of this light warm wool is that it is anti-allergy as well.

Once again bought from Devonport’s Wild and Woolly Yarns

Wild & Woolly Yarns,   The old post office, 10 Victoria Road,   Devonport   09 445 3255

I am also continuing the MOOC, The Science of Happiness which I am finding extremely interesting. Once again it is free and available to anyone who registers. I recommend it if you are interested as it is always possible to go back and catch up if you have the time.

This is the course outline but don’t panic you don’t have to do the exam!

Week 1: Introduction to the Science of Happiness
Will be available starting on September 9

Week 2: Happiness & Human Connection
Will be available starting on September 16

Week 3: Kindness & Compassion
Will be available starting on September 23

Week 4: Cooperation & Forgiveness
Will be available starting on September 30

Week 5: Midterm Exam (and time to catch up on course material)
Will be available starting on October 7. Must be completed by November 18.

Week 6: Mindfulness, Attention, and Focus
Will be available starting on October 14

Week 7: Mental Habits of Happiness: Self-Compassion, Flow, and Optimism
Will be available starting on October 21

Week 8: Gratitude
Will be available starting on October 28

Week 9: Finding Your Happiness Fit and the New Frontiers
Will be available starting on November 4

Final Exam
Will be available starting on November 4. Must be completed by November 18.

A lot of the lecturers are involved in the

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and there are lots of essay and articles there.

I am also supposed to be doing the Writing Fiction one but find I don’t have a novel in me after all…. I will get back to it after the weekend though.

I have discovered the record sized snail so far caught in my traps. It looks more like a whale than a snail. I know it’s gross but it is kind of satisfying to know I won’t be sharing my lettuces with that fatty!

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I’m off to Wellington for a long weekend so will report in after that. No earthquakes I hope.

I’m not nervous…

Have a happy weekend everyone, FG

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10 Oct
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Saturday

11 Oct
Partly cloudy
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Sunday

12 Oct
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Monday

13 Oct
Partly cloudy
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10 Oct
Fine
15°C
8°C

Saturday

11 Oct
Partly cloudy
15°C
9°C

Sunday

12 Oct
Partly cloudy
16°C
10°C

Monday

13 Oct
Partly cloudy
16°C
10°C

Forecasts and temperatures for days 1-5 are produced by MetService meteorologists. Forecasts and

 

 

 

 

3 Replies to “The Science of Happiness and…knitting.”

  1. Signed up to a programme and now have lost it, a bit lazy and not very mindful. Think I’ll watch a bit of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ instead. Sigh x

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